After receiving a Facebook invitation for an online celebration commemorating Carole King’s Tapestry album, the floodgates opened, and I was reminded of such wonderful memories associated with this album and her.
Tapestry was the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Carole King, released in 1971. It was one of the best-selling albums of all time, with over 25 million copies sold worldwide and topping the charts for weeks. In the United States, it has been certified Diamond by the RIAA with more than 10 million copies sold. The album also received four Grammy Awards in 1972, including Album of the Year. The anniversary tribute will take place on February 10th where longtime fans can join in on the fun safely from home.
I first heard Carole King almost 50 years ago and fell in love with her sound and lyrics. In fact, my very first concert was the one she gave at the Great Western Forum, and Tapestry was the first album that I purchased with my own money. Tapestry practically became a theme album throughout my life with several of its songs having been a large part of my youth. I remember listening to it over and over again, memorizing all the words and just thinking “Wow, she gets me!”
Here at Valley Cultural Foundation, we always say music has an amazing way of bringing you back to a time and place in your life and evoking moments and emotions you had completely forgot about. Effortlessly creating memories, both good and bad, music seeps into parts of your soul, taking your breath away. So, if you get a chance, tune in on YouTube on Wednesday, February 10 at 5:00 PM to relive memories of Carole King’s classic album she so beautifully created.